Germany claimed to have sunk the aircraft carrier HMS Ark
Royal. Winston Churchill claimed that
Britain was winning the U-Boat war. In
Poland the German Eighth Army joined the attack on Warsaw. In France the Communist Party was abolished.
Game day 26: China fights back
3rd Infantry Corps marched east from Singkiang and 2nd Infantry Corps in Kwangtung moved north towards Peking. The weakened 1st Mongolian Infantry Corps marched south shadowing the Japanese movement. There were no engagements.
In Germany, Hitler ordered increased attacks on allied
shipping and a swift end to the war in Poland.
Bread and flour rationing began.
Game day 25: Japan strikes south.
While 1st and 2nd Infantry Corps,
supported by fighter aircraft, attacked the 1st Chinese Infantry
Corps in Manchuria, 3rd Infantry Corps left Osaka, escorted by a
Battle in Manchuria: 8 Infantry attacks at 1 and 6 Fighter attacks at 3 resulted in 6 hits. The Chinese defended with 5 defends at 3, scoring 4 hits. Both the 1st Chinese Infantry Corps and the 1st Japanese Infantry Corps were eliminated, and the 1st Japanese Fighter Group lost one third of its aircraft in the attack. Japan was again in undisputed possession of “Manchukwo”.
French artillery bombarded German positions. The French Air Force bombed the Zeppelin
works at Friedrichshafen. The U-boat
campaign in the North Atlantic began with the sinking of two ships. Polish government officials were interned in
Game day 24: Britain strikes back
The first convoy reached the coast of Newfoundland. 1st Canadian Infantry Corps moved
towards Halifax to embark for Britain. 1st British armoured Corps
disembarked in France.
2nd RAF Fighter Group was transferred to Scotland
to join the Carrier Flotilla.
The 3rd Battleship Flotilla sailed from Scapa
Flow into the North Atlantic to confront the German Fleet and 3rd
Fighter Group attacked the German Submarines off the East Coast.
Navy: 5 attacks at 4; 3 hits.
Kriegsmarine: 6 defends at 4; 5 hits.
3rd RN Battleship Flotilla was wiped out for the loss of half
the German ships.
Air attack: 6 attacks at 3; 1 hit. Submarines: 6 defends at 2; no hits. One submarine was sunk.